31-07-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
When Emilian singer-songwriter Francesco Guccini entrusted his song 'God is dead' to the Nomads in 1967, he was certain that it would be a provocation. That song was not a denunciation, but a desire for resurrection, for a return to a belief in certain values that respect life, man and nature. The original values of Christianity and of so many schools of thought that later referred to the life and thought of Jesus.
Making a parody of it for the Italians in Kenya, we thought that "our Lady" was the historic destination of tourism and residence of the Italians, namely Malindi.
How many times in thirty years of living here have I heard this refrain: "Malindi is dead". Each time the disappointed, the pessimists, the crows of doom have been proved wrong by the circularity of equatorial phenomena and by Africa, which takes everything and returns everything sooner or later, or vice versa.
It is not the potholes on the roads, the street lamps that do not work, the electricity that comes and goes, the water that is missing that make Malindi, it is the philosophy that must remain, its values that must not change: as long as there will be sunshine in its people, safety, a fantastic climate, nature will prevail over asphalt and buildings and one can enjoy its charm and its magic, then we will be safe and travellers who arrive will still be able to fall in love.
So our "Malindi is dead" needless to say, is yet another act of love for this place that, when it comes to the Italian community, is somewhat reminiscent of the decline of our country. We have beauty at our fingertips and often forget about it.
With our series of parodies, which ends with the tenth and last one this Saturday, we wanted to ironically tell this story, or rather how often our compatriots, even when they arrive here, lose some values and... brains.
Fortunately, not all of them are like this, and in fact the great participation in listening to the songs (but we can also laugh at ourselves sometimes, can't we?) is the proof.
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And...last presentation of the Festival di Sardegna 2: by Guccini, Piccini, Lamentini... "MALINDI E' MORTA". Sung by Freddesco Biggini.
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